GloPoWriMo: Day XXVI: Buried and Found

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt encourages us to explore the viewpoint of archeologists far in the future… What will they find? What will they make of what we leave behind? When the remains of a long forgotten human race are found, will they make any sense?

My answer may be a stretch. Or just too convoluted even to follow. But nothing ventured nothing gained!

Upon what would have been his middle finger
On his non-dominant hand
There we found this piece
An inscribed gold band

It was scratched and the ring warped
Telling its wear through climates and years
Whatever this piece signified
This one held it very dear

You can see here that it is missing filling
Around these characters unknown
So even to have it repaired and renewed
It would not part from his bones

Three letters, what do they mean
Are they numbers of letters?
Did they inspire fear and hate and prejudice?
Or did they push him to be better?

He must have worn it most his life
For his finger did shape around it
And something interesting actually
About another near where we found it

We have studied the bodies around him
And done a DNA match to identify a few
There is one near by that is peculiar
It has an identical indentation on its finger too

 

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